Belgium National Competition 2015 – Winners

février 11, 2015 2:57 by International Chocolate Awards in Non classé

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the first Belgian National Competition for chocolatier products, which was judged in Brussels at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place, 22 – 25 January 2015. The winners were announced at the Brussels Salon du Chocolat on 6 February 2015.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.

International judges

The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs from Belgium and members of our permanent international Grand Jury.



The entry categories include flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting.

The Winners of the Belgium National Competition 2015 are:


Tablettes de chocolat noir avec infusion ou arôme

BRONZE: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Yuzu du Japon

BRONZE: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Poivre Noir de Madagascar

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec infusion ou arôme

GOLD: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Cumin Vert d’Alnif

Tablettes de chocolat au lait avec inclusions ou morceaux

GOLD: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Fleur de Sel de Guerande

Tablettes de chocolat blanc aromatisées

SILVER: Jean Galler – Tablette yaourt framboise

Bonbons, pralines, truffes

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat noir non aromatisées

GOLD: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Ganache Cru

SILVER: VS (Stephen Vandeparre) – Croco de Madagascar

La noix a basé des pralines

GOLD: Godiva – Réserve Privée Pistache Bronte Praliné

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Sésame

BRONZE: Godiva – Réserve Privée Noisette Piémont Praliné

Gianduiotto de chocolat noir ou cremino

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Tonka

Ganaches ou truffes de chocolat noir aromatisées

GOLD: Chocolatier M – Gin Tonic

SILVER: Chocolatier M – Dark Mix

SILVER: Contes De Fèves – Praline Arthur

BRONZE: Benoit Nihant Chocolatier Cacaofèvier – Sésame

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Coquelicot

Caramels enrobés de chocolat noirs

GOLD: Chocolatier M – Umami / Artisan Soy sauce Caramel & roasted sesame

SILVER: Didier Smeets – Caramel au beurre salé

Fruits entiers enrobés de chocolat noir

BRONZE: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Gingembre de Guilin

Bonbons, pralines, truffes au chocolat au lait

Ganaches ou truffes au chocolat au lait

SILVER: Chocolatier M – Passion – Sechuan

Ganaches ou truffes utilisant du chocolat noir/au lait/blanc pour l’enrobage et la garniture

GOLD: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Passion

SILVER: Chocolatier M – Kalamansi – Coriandre

BRONZE: Chocolatier M – Seabuckthorn – Duindoornbes

La noix a basé des pralines avec le chocolat au lait

GOLD: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Cacahuète

Caramels enrobés de chocolat au lait

GOLD: Chocolatier M – Caramel fleur de sel – sesamecrunch

BRONZE: Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Aphrodite

Pâte à tartiner

Pâtes à tartiner au chocolat au lait

BRONZE: Chocolatier Demaret – Pâte à tartiner Noisettes

We thank all of this year’s entrants for taking part, our sponsors and partners for helping to make the Awards possible and all the judges who gave up their time to be part of the judging process.